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If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

Most likely not: The tissues in your soles usually dose not swell much comparing to the rest of the foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Can you tell me how come after i go running my veins, especially on my feet get really enlarged?

Can you tell me how come after i go running my veins, especially on my feet get really enlarged?

Because they are : Engorged with blood. Your feet are the lowest part of the body and the running has the blood pumping thru the vessels... Completely normal.... ...Read more

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Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after i walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after i walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Swelling: It is normal for women to get some swelling in the ankles over times as the deep veins of the leg become less effective at pumping blood back to the heart. Elevation and ice can help after exercise. Compression stockings can help. If there is also pain present, tendonitis or arthritis can be a cause and should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I been having a problem with my feet and legs swelling up to wear to can't get any shoes on i can get flip flops on some what . I get this way everytime I am on my period my feet and legs swell up to the point you would not be able to squeeze my leg or fo

I been having a problem with my feet and legs swelling up to wear to can't get any shoes on i can get flip flops on some what . I get this way everytime I am on my period my feet and legs swell up to the point you would not be able to squeeze my leg or fo

Some : Some women are very prone to water retention. You can try reducing the sodium in your diet, and walking 1-3 miles per day which may help. If the swelling persists, you may need to have basic laboratory studies performed, and have your doctor check your circulation. ...Read more

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My feet keep on swelling up when i wear flat shoes but if i wear high heels, my feet look normal why is that?

My feet keep on swelling up when i wear flat shoes but if i wear high heels, my feet look normal why is that?

If your : Feet are hyperpronated it is possible that the blood vessels near the ankles are being stretched and the blood not flowing properly. This would be more exaggerated in a flat. ...Read more

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I get corns on my feet even when wearing socks, what can I do to prevent this?

I get corns on my feet even when wearing socks, what can I do to prevent this?

Sock it up: Socks have very little or nothing to do with it. Corns are caused from pressure to the toe. Either the shoe is applying too much pressure to the toe from the outside or the bone is pushing outward from the inside. Either way, one must remove or reduce the shoe pressure by changing the shoe fit or style or one must remove the typically enlarged boney surface. You decide. I would try chinging shoes. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me why my feet are sore and my legs feel like they are on fire because when i'm sitting and try to get up i can't walk x?

Hi can you tell me why my feet are sore and my legs feel like they are on fire  because when i'm sitting and try to get up i can't walk x?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may have some peripheral nerve damage. You should tell your story to a local physician and be evaluated. There are many causes and it is not always easy to sort out. Should at least have diabetes screening. ...Read more

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How do I get swelling in my feet to go down so I can wear the shoes I bought at 40?

How do I get swelling in my feet to go down so I can wear the shoes I bought at 40?

Several things: You can try elevation, compression stockings, or talk to your doctor about fluic pills. The botttom line is that you may not be able to get the swelling down, but you should be checked to see why you have so much swelling. ...Read more

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How do I get my veins to pop out and be more prominent so i can get my blood taken?

How do I get my veins to pop out and be more prominent so i can get my blood taken?

Tourniquet: The phlebotomists will apply a gentle tourniquet to your arm, and often let the arm dangle slightly to gravity. Both of these encourage engorgement/dilation of the veins. ...Read more

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When i put socks on, all my feet do is sweat and get colder. How do I fix this?

When i put socks on, all my feet do is sweat and get colder. How do I fix this?

Moisture wicking.: Dry max, nike and other companies make moisture wicking socks. They might cost a little more but may be well worth your while. ...Read more

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My fingers will get very cold, then start to perspire. I have mild edema at times, but what can I do to stop the sweating?

My fingers will get very cold, then start to perspire. I have mild edema at times, but what can I do to stop the sweating?

Rule out neuropathy: Temperature changes may be a symptom of a type of nerve problem known as autonomic neuropathy. Consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do my feet and ankles NOT swell when I wear shoes all day? If I don't wear them, they tend to swell. Ankles more than feet or legs. I sit a lot.

Why do my feet and ankles NOT swell when I wear shoes all day?  If I don't wear them, they tend to swell.  Ankles more than feet or legs. I sit a lot.

Compression: The shoes any any hose or socks that you wear will provide a minor equivalent of compression stockings that reduce the amount of fluid that collects in the dependent areas of the body (feet, ankles, calves). ...Read more

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What can I do to get my feet less arched?

What can I do to get my feet less arched?

Accept yourself: For what you are. It is better to work with what you have than to go through what it takes to change this sort of thing. If you are having pain because of it, often orthotics can be of help. If there is no pain, don't bother, it isn't worth it. ...Read more

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Fluid on my legs? What can I do to get fluid removed off my legs if water pills arent working?

Fluid on my legs? What can I do to get fluid removed off my legs if water pills arent working?

If : If you are swelling in your legs and have been prescribed a medication to help decrease the fluids in your legs (for example: a diuretic), then you should report this to your doctor. This is because some diuretic medications are meant to decrease the workload of the heart (by lowering fluid in the body and vessels). If you are enduring additional swelling, then your heart may be overloaded. Do check in with your doctor. In the meantime, here are some things you can do (if able) to decrease fluid off your legs: 1. Decrease salt intake (and fatty/fried foods). They cause your body to retain water. 2. Elevate your legs when laying down to promote blood flow. 3. Wear compression stockings during the day, to promote better circulation. 4. If you work at a computer, or sit alot at work, get up and walk around every now and then (perhaps atleast once an hour). It is prudent to let your doctor know that your water pills are not working as well. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and I currently have noticed that my legs, ankles and feet tend to get tense and swell up. Sometimes my ankles burn horribly when walking. Is there a reason to this happening.

I have type 2 diabetes and I currently have noticed that my legs, ankles and feet tend to get tense and swell up. Sometimes my ankles burn horribly when walking. Is there a reason to this happening.

They could be : Burning from diabetic neuropathy or the fact the ankles swell and this induces a tarsal tunnel syndrome.....you need to try and minimize that swelling...speak to your doc about possible diuretics or compressive socks... ...Read more

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I have very big calves and even when i lose weight they're always the same.Also my ankles are really swollen.Maybe it's water ritention.How to reduce?

I have very big calves and even when i lose weight they're always the same.Also my ankles are really swollen.Maybe it's water ritention.How to reduce?

Leg edema cause: If you have no kidney or cardiac disease and are not pregnant, the possible causes of your leg edema could be chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema of your legs, NSAID use, prolonged sitting or standing and thrombophlebitis ( a blood clot in one of the veins of your leg) see a physician to see if one of these is causing your problem and to make sure your heart and kidneys are fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ankles go inwards when i walk because I'm tall but when i wear good shoes they get better is there any exercises i can do to fix them ??

My ankles go inwards when i walk because I'm tall but when i wear good shoes they get better is there any exercises i can do to fix them ??

It has nothing: To do with your height. Sounds like you pronate. I have seen some therapists state that excercise (of post tibial tendon) can help strengthen arch. I am not sure if I believe that. I have not seen it personally. Another option may be to see a doctor who can put a device into your foot to hold up your arch. Sometimes referred to as subtalar arthroeresis. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more